Why is it that my best thinking happens in the shower when I don’t have my trusty post-its to jot down my thoughts? This morning I had so many great ideas for this blog, how to break free from the dreaded 5 paragraph essay, how do other teachers find the time to get a solid ELA block each day, ideas for blending science and social studies into ELA, finding out about school hours and lengths of the year from other states, etc, etc.
I am amazed that I actually remembered what I did! Where does inspiration hit you? If we practice noticing where our inspiration hits, maybe we can use our own experiences to help our students find their own writing ideas, voice and style.
Over the next week, I plan to use the above epiphanies to keep me going on the TWT March Slice of Life Writing Challenge.